Club supports mobile phone recycling for Demelza

Wednesday 8th September 2010

Kent County Cricket players are throwing their support behind Demelza“s mobile phone recycling scheme.

The sports stars are urging people in Canterbury and across Kent to donate their old handsets to the charity.

Before being replaced, the average life of a mobile phone is 1.5 years. That means there are more than 500 million out of date mobile phones yet to be thrown out or recycled.

Donating your mobile phone to Demelza could raise around £3.50 per handset for the charity to help continue its vital work with life limited children and their families across Kent.

Kent captain Rob Key said: "The players and I are pleased to get involved in this initiative as we are raising money for our shirt partners, Demelza Hospice Care for Children, as well as doing something positive for the environment. Hopefully Demelza will collect lots of old mobile phones and raise plenty of money."

Keith Lee, Demelza“s Corporate Fundraising Executive said: “Recycling mobile phones is a very easy way to help Demelza and it“s fantastic that the players at Kent County Cricket have really got behind this initiative. It would be fantastic if the people of Kent are able to help support us by donating their unwanted mobile phones.”